Things to do nearby Lindeth
The charming seaside village of Silverdale is a lovely base from which to explore this part of the South Cumbrian coast. Enjoy coastal walks, visit the nearby RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve or check out the local shops, cafes and galleries on offer in the village itself. Picturesque Morecambe Bay is less than a 30 minute drive south, or head north to explore the beautiful South Lakes. Windermere is about 40 minutes away by car and is a must visit for anyone staying in the area.
Silverdale is a gorgeous village on the Lancashire side of the Cumbria-Lancashire border. In the Arnside & Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), it’s surrounded by gorgeous countryside and beautiful Morecambe Bay to the west. Full of winding lanes and paths, it has spectacular views over the sea and long stretches of sandy beaches to enjoy.
The Arnside & Silverdale AONB offers hours of peaceful wanderings and enjoyment. Butterflies and birds can be seen flitting through the air, and wildflowers brighten the ground. There are numerous nature reserves including RSPB Leighton Moss, Gait Barrows, Arnside Knott and Eaves Wood. Whether you spot the delicate petals of a rare orchid or catch a glimpse of a herd of shy Roe deer, you’ll be delighted with the offerings of this wonderful region.
Morecambe Bay stretches from the south west coast of Cumbria to Fleetwood in Lancashire. Dotted with pretty villages, boasting long stretches of sandy beaches, and with a background of Lake District mountains, it’s a truly spectacular location. As well as family-friendly fun, there are long-distance cycle routes, bird watching opportunities, and gentle promenade walks. To explore the sands during low tide, book a guided cross-bay walking tour. Please don’t attempt to cross on your own, as the sands can be dangerous!
Silverdale is home to an unusually high number of artists and these are celebrated in the annual Silverdale and Arnside Arts and Crafts Trail in September. With a large selection of works ranging from oil paintings to stonemasonry, this community-organised event is run by volunteers and many of the exhibitions and workshops are in the homes of the contributors! It’s a really special event that’s well worth a visit for all types of arts & crafts lovers!
If you love a varied and characterful round of golf, then Silverdale Golf Club is a beautiful course to experience. Set in the heart of the area of outstanding natural beauty, on the edge of RSPB Leighton Moss, it has stunning views over the surrounding countryside and Morecambe Bay. The 18-hole course is even a Site of Special Scientific Interest and early golfers may be lucky enough to spot a deer or two! All visitors are welcome at the friendly course, even throughout winter.
The market town of Carnforth lies to the south of the AONB and is perhaps best known for its role in the Oscar-nominated film, Brief Encounter. The most famous scenes of the movie were filmed at Carnforth Train Station, and today you can watch the film in the visitor centre, take your picture under the iconic clock, or even enjoy a bite to eat in the replicated Refreshment Room. Carnforth also boasts a number of independent shops, including Carnforth Bookshop, stocking over 100,000 second-hand and antiquarian books!
For a day out that the kids will love, head to Greenlands Farm Village where they can meet, groom and feed the animals, enjoy a game of mini golf, or tire themselves out in the excellent soft play area! Creatures range from standard farmyard animals such as pigs, cows and sheep, to more uncommon friends like ferrets, frogs and bearded dragons!
Leighton Hall is the historic seat of the famous Gillow family furniture makers. Home to an agricultural estate since mediaeval times, it’s still lived in today and is a welcoming house with no roped-off areas! Admire the famous furniture for yourself, learn more about the rich heritage from the enthusiastic guides, and get the kids involved with teddy bear hunts and a craft corner! Outside the marvels continue with grounds that include a 19th century walled garden, far-reaching views, extensive lawns, and an adventure playground.
The city of Lancaster is just half an hour a way, offering great day trip opportunities. With parks, museums, historic buildings, breweries, galleries and much more, there’s truly something for everyone. Or why not enjoy a meal out and an evening at the theatre before heading back to your holiday cottage?
Sizergh Castle is a medieval house surrounded by lovely gardens. Enjoy a stroll around the grounds and pick from one of the many benches to munch on a picnic or just admire the views over the bay and towards the fells. Inside there are gorgeous tapestries on the walls, lovely paintings, and useful information boards.
Just half an hour’s drive from Silverdale is Kendal, known as the gateway to the South Lakes. This town is more than just a passing place for the national park, though! Full of yards and ginnels, it has lots of independent shops alongside big high street names. Galleries abound and the Brewery Arts Centre presents a range of cinema, music, and comedy events throughout the year.
Heading into the Lake District itself, you’ll be blown away by the breathtaking scenery! You’re spoiled for choice with all sorts of walks and cycle routes, from the easy to the very difficult! Whitbarrow National Nature Reserve hosts some of the best natural limestone habitats in Europe and is awash with colourful flowers in the spring and summer. Alternatively, head to Orrest Head, which offers a relatively easy walk with rewarding views. It’s also the place from where Alfred Wainwright is said to have first fallen in love with the Lake District!
For lakeside adventures, Windermere is your closest lake. As the longest in England, it has plenty on offer too! From Victorian follies, bobbin mills, and quaint villages, to high ropes courses, an aquarium, and a motor museum, there’s something for everyone. Or you could head onto the water itself, either on a Windermere Lake Cruise or under your own steam in a kayak or canoe.